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ramen noodle salad
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Ramen Noodle Salad

Ramen Noodle Salad is a favorite midwestern potluck classic! Shredded cabbage, ramen, and almonds tossed with a simple dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ramen noole salad, salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish


  • 1 (16 oz) pkg bag coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 (3 oz) pkg ramen noodles, seasoning packet removed
  • 1 cup shelled and cooked edamame *I find it in the frozen section and just make it according to the bag directions
  • 1 cup Mandarin oranges *in 100% fruit juice not syrup
  • ½ cup thin sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • ¼ cup rice vinegar *you can also use white vinegar
  • ¼ cup light tasting olive oil
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp stevia *or your favorite sweetener


  • Place uncooked ramen noodles in a ziplock bag and crush then into tiny pieces.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add uncooked ramen and almonds (if they aren't already roasted) stirring often. You'll know they are becoming toasted when they're almost just like the color of peanut butter. Not all pieces will toast up perfectly- don't try cause other pieces will burn then. Add sesame seeds to the uncooked ramen when its almost done and toast those with it all for about a minute. Set aside.
  • In a jar (or grab a small bowl and whisk it together super well) add oil, vinegar, sweetener, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Place the lid on and shake well.
  • In a large bowl add coleslaw mix, edamame, onions, oranges, ramen, almonds, and sesame seeds then toss with the dressing. You can either salt and pepper to taste here or add about 3/4 tsp of the seasoning packet from the ramen. It's up to you! Serve immediately.
  • Make ahead tips: Make dressing and mix with all ingredients. Toast ramen/almonds/sesame seeds, but keep separate until serving.
    I personally still really enjoy it as leftovers with everything mixed together. Stays good for 4-5 days in a container with a tight fitting lid.


Makes 10 cups. Serving size: 1 cup (side dish) 
179 calories, 11g fat, 2g saturated fat, 359g sodium, 14g carbohydrates, 2.5g dietary fiber, 4g sugar (0g added sugar/sugar alcohol), 11g net carbs, 4.7g protein
Click here for WW Personal Points! (4 points)
Notes: Toasting the ramen/almonds is an optional step, but it's necessary if you want it to taste extra amazing. 
Make this a yummy main dish by doubling the serving and adding some chicken breast or other protein. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 349mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g